Medicare

Medicare is a topic that concerns many of us who live in the United States. Here you will find tips, updates, and more.

2 weeks ago

What You Need to Know About Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

Nearly 64 million people use Medicare insurance for their healthcare needs. They are constantly bombarded with advertisements and marketing to get them to review different options. The closer we get to the Annual Enrollment Period, the more…

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2 months ago

How Medicare Can Alleviate Future Health Concerns

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to keep a close eye on our bodies and health. Utilizing Medicare preventive services can help you stay healthy by discovering and treating medical issues before they become unmanageable…

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2 months ago

Does Medicare Cover Medical Marijuana or CBD Products? No – But There Are Some Options!

As of February 2022, 37 states have legalized comprehensive, publicly available medical marijuana/cannabis programs and 10 have approved use of “low THC, high cannabidiol (CBD)” products for medical reasons in limited situations…

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3 months ago

Medicare Coverage for the LGBTQ+ Community

Medicare is insurance for Americans over 65 – or under 65 with certain health conditions. With more than 1.4 million U.S. citizens identifying as transgender, many questions come up in the LGBTQ+ community regarding medical coverage…

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3 months ago

Medicare and Hearing Aids: How Not to Break the Bank

Original Medicare consists of two parts: Medicare Part A and Part B. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital benefits, and Medicare Part B covers outpatient doctors’ benefits and durable medical equipment…

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5 months ago

How Medicare Helps with Mental Health

Mental health issues can be common as we age, and may include isolation, dementia, and anxiety disorders. Thankfully, Medicare covers a variety of mental health services, including procedures for early detection and mental illness therapy…

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6 months ago

It’s “Save Your Vision” Month – Here’s What Eye Care Medicare Covers

March is “Save Your Vision” Month, highlighting the need for eye health and regular vision exams, but access to that care for Medicare beneficiaries isn’t that simple. Although vision care becomes increasingly important…

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7 months ago

Paying for Long-Term Care: Government Programs

In my last Sixty and Me blog, Paying for Long-Term Care: What Are the Options? I noted there are three sources of money to pay for long-term care: Your own money, government sources, and Insurance. This blog will cover more details about using…

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7 months ago

5 Things You’ll Wish You Knew About Medicare at 64

Although Medicare isn’t the most glamorous topic, it’s essential to educate yourself on this federal health care coverage before diving headfirst into enrollment. When turning 65 – and even before – you’ll benefit from gaining maximum…

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8 months ago

American Heart Month: Medicare Coverage for Heart Health

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular health is a key component to maintaining good overall health, especially as we age…

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